Construction Corner: EPIC Companies prepares for multi-use facility in downtown Fargo
FARGO, N.D. – Preparation is underway for a multi-story, mixed-use complex that will start to take form this summer in downtown Fargo.
EPIC Companies acquired the Gateway Center last winter, with plans to build a $12 million facility that will include residential and commercial space.
The location is perfect for business, according to company spokeswoman McKenzy Olson, because Main Avenue serves as the gateway – thus the name – between Fargo and Moorhead. The site of the future mixed-use facility, located near 300 Main Ave., has been home to a strip mall and so people already are familiar with the area as a shopping zone.
The 84,000 square-foot Gateway Center will be constructed in at least a couple of phases with an estimated 14,000 square feet of commercial space and 51,000 square feet of residential space, four stories tall, and will include 16,000 square feet for underground parking.
Work will continue for 15 to 18 months, with an expected completion of sometime between late 2021 and early2022, Olson said.
“Surrounded by patrons, this prominent location will be sure to benefit any type of business whether retail, office, customer serve and more,” the company wrote about the complex on its website.
A few of the reasons are the location’s amenities: close to the YMCA and childcare, popular eateries, a coffee house and shopping.
Tenants will enjoy walkability to downtown Fargo with a live, work, and play environment, Olson said. The building will have views overlooking the river and residential tenants will have access to a community room, workout room, and underground parking. The commercial tenants will get a fit-up allowance and a vanilla shell.
She said the company is getting ready now to start the project early this summer.